"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light."
This is perhaps the most difficult assignment that I have ever undertaken. I believe the subject to be one of the most, if not the most important, in the life of the believer. There has been much opposition to the writing and completion of these lessons. It has become clear to me that since the personal work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer means victory over sin and power to accomplish God's kingdom endeavors, our enemy would rather Alliance Women study something less transformational. It is with great humility I give to you what God has given me.
The founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, A. B. Simpson, had this to say about the transforming power in the life of the Apostle Peter: "Peter was the irresolute disciple—always running ahead of his Master. Boasting in his self-confidence of what he would do or would not do, yet he ran away at the threat of a servant girl. The power of the Spirit transformed him into the fearless hero who stood before the murderers of his Lord and charged them with their crime. With lowly spirit and humble heart, Peter went forth to walk in his Master's steps, and at last to die upon his Master's cross with downward head. The miracle in Peter's personal life is greater than the wondrous power of his public testimony.
This is the power which the church needs today to convince an unbelieving world; the power that will make us, not inspired apostles, but living letters, known and read by everybody (2 Corinthians 3:2)." These words, written many years ago, are timeless and what we need to hear today. In our study, The Holy Spirit and Me, we will learn much about the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. It is the power to be holy as He is holy. It is the power to be part of His kingdom endeavors. It is the power to be Jesus to this dark world. It is the power to Be Light!